Cervone Deegan + Associates knows that any kind of move whether it is down the street or to a town far away can be a stressful experience. However, with the right planning, you can make your moving day go smoothly. Here are five tips for helping you achieve success with your relocation.
Craft a Plan
Like any big event, everything starts with creating a list. Make a checklist of all that you need to do but also be sure to include deadlines for each item. Include things like when to arrange movers, when to have items packed, when to change your address, and so forth. You will rest assured knowing what you need to do and also have a sense of accomplishment when you check off items that you finish.
Your move will definitely be easier if you lighten the load. Run through your home room by room and start to declutter. Either toss, donate or sell any unwanted items that you know won’t be needed or will not fit in your new home. This will save you time and money in the long run. If you can sell things you can even make some money too!
Packing your things in boxes by room and by category is going to make your move so much easier. For one, movers will know exactly which room to place each box in. When unpacking you will know what goes where and which box to start with when they are labeled by room and by the type of contents.
Make an Essentials Box
You will not be able to pack everything away as some things you will need to have on hand. This includes things like clothes for moving days, toiletries, medications, and the like. Think about the items you will need for yourself and your family and make one box or bag for these things and keep it with you instead of packing it in the moving truck.
Hiring a professional moving company can be a real stress reducer for your move. Contracting with a company that is reputable, insured, and well-known in your area can really take the burden off of you on a moving day. You can hire them just to move your items or to help pack them as well. Chances are you may have to get friends or family members to help you, so why not spend some money on hiring professionals with the right tools to get the job done right with your valuables well-protected and insured?